Crushing Novelty against the Be3 Pirc!

Crushing Novelty against the Be3 Pirc!

NM nOcHeaTiNgKiD
May 24, 2017, 10:11 AM |

Hello chess players. It's been a while since I last posted, but theres a cool novelty which ive discovered recently that I've played with good success in bullet, with the key move being 7.. b5!

One of the most commonly faced line in the Pirc is 4. Be3, with the intention of playing Qd2, O-O-O, and h4-h5 attacking black's kingside. In fact, white's attack is believed to be so strong that according to theory, black's best bet is to delay castling and play moves like c6 and b5. Of course, I wasn't satisfied with this line as black's attacks here aren't even that convincing, if they can be called attacks at all.  I took this as a challenge to find ways to make quick castling work for black. Note that there are absolutely 0 games in any database I looked in with this move, so it is truly a novelty! Onto the games..!

Game 1: Funny mate vs "D".

Game 2: Power of the g7 bishop

Game #3: Theoretically lost but..



Game #4: Double Rook Sac! (Among other sacs..)




I hope you're inspired from these games and try this opening in some of your own games! If you do decide to give it a try, remember that theory doesn't exist! It is more important to be familiar with the different ideas you can choose from and decide at the board. Also, I would highly discourage you from trying this opening in games of longer time control (Maybe 5 0 +) While these attacks are fun to play and difficult to defend, with adequate time to think, these attacks usually are refutable. I'd only recommend u try this attack in time controls when white doesn't have the time to think up defenses. Good luck!